Or we can walk by the flesh, doing what we want to do.
Walking by the flesh, doing it our way, it looks easy and looks like it might be the best way to go. We get what we want, when we want, how we want. Doing it our way seems like life.
Doing it God’s way, walking by the spirit, that doesn’t seem like much fun. That doesn’t seem like what we’d want to do. That doesn’t seem like life.
But it is.
Listen to what Paul says today in Galatians 5:19-23:
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Walking by the flesh, doing it our way, will in the end give death. Walking by God’s way, walking by the spirit, that gives life.
Today, we have choices to make. How do you walk? What do you do? What road will you walk down?
Today, and each day, may we walk by the spirit. And may we find life.
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